If you press an onion to your forehead, the effect it has on the body is unbelievable
Cailyn Finkel 6/14/2016
You don't have to look any further than your vegetable drawer to find a host of solutions to your most annoying daily health problems! According to Livestrong, both red and white onions can help fight against heart disease, stroke and certain strains of cancer. Not only that, but the pungent vegetables can also help clear your skin, soothe your stomach and even stop a nosebleed!
These type of bold statements aren't unfounded, by any means. WebMD explains that onions contain a host of vitamins and antioxidants, like the flavonoid quercetin, that give your body the tools to fight against debilitating diseases and conditions. Now you can learn how to use onions to benefit your everyday life with these helpful tricks!
Get Rid Of Acne For Good
If you have a blackhead that just won't go away, try mixing one tablespoon of onion juice (or extract) with one tablespoon of olive oil. Then you'll apply the mixture directly on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash the mixture off with warm water and watch your skin clear up in a flash! Use this fantastic acne treatment a few times a week for optimal results!
Soothe A Wicked Burn Or Nasty Bug Bite
Summer months mean nights spent barbequing and enjoying the perfect weather, but it also means little burns here and there, and a lot of bug bites! Luckily, there's an easy solution to the uncomfortable after effects - just place a slice of onion right on a fresh burn or bug bite to remove any painful or itchy sensations!
Indigestion Isn't A Match For You
Sometimes food just doesn't sit right, or your body isn't feeling so well - and our stomachs are often the first thing to show symptoms. You can soothe an upset stomach by eating a few slices of onion. This will release digestive juices in your body and will help your stomach feel better almost immediately!
Stubborn Splinters Are Banished
Don't let a painful splinter ruin your day! Sticking on a piece of clear adhesive tape (or an adhesive medical bandage) with a slice of raw red or white onion under it it will help to draw the splinter out from under your skin. Leave this in place for an hour and peel off the tape. Your splinter will be brought to the surface and you'll be able to grab it with a pair of tweezers, no problem!
Enjoy A Great Night's Sleep
It's said that, "an onion a day can cure insomnia or sleeping disorders." Most people don't know that onions are actually chock-full of L-tryptophan, which is natural sedative! So eating something with onions in it right before bed can trick your exhausted body into getting a full night's sleep. You'll thank yourself in the morning!
Break Your High Fever
When you have a high fever that just won't break, try combining onion juice (or extract) and honey and applying it directly to your forehead! You can also take a small slice of onion and press it onto your forehead as well. This will provide immediate relief to a lasting fever.
Stop A Flowing Nosebleed
Everyone knows that raw, pungent onion smell from a mile away! Well, now it can finally be put to good use when your nose starts to bleed! Slice off a small piece of onion, and take a deep breath through your nose - the odor will help to slow or stop even the heaviest of nosebleeds. This is perfect for the dry summer season!
Learn about even more surprising onion health benefits here!
Everyone Can Benefit
Not only to onions add wonderful flavor to our dishes, now everyone can reap the enormous health benefits of these odd vegetables! So once you've mastered these onion tricks, be sure to share them with your friends and family.